Moderator thank you. I just wanted to go on record here that Set Free was a great experience in my life and I am forever changed in a very positive way by the things I experienced there. I also attended the Huntington Beach Set Free and had a positive experience. I also helped open the Hawaii Set Free. This was many years ago but the people I was with had wonderful hearts and I didn't directly experience any hurt, nor did the people I met there.
Always amazing how many "fans" show up to speak for a whole group of other "people I met there." I'm curious, did or do these other people know you are speaking for them? How have you made the determination that none was hurt? And knowing how readily people within cults misrepresent the truth, both publicly and privately, are you really prepared to represent these people as a spokesperson of some sort? Are you aware of how many cult members are happy and willing to stand up and testify that "no one has ever been hurt by xxx cult or xxx guru?" (Or if they were, it was their own fault for: not trying hard enough, not working hard enough, not praying hard enough, not using the proper techniques/technology, not being sincere, not being humble, not believing wholly, or for being whoever they were being that "caused" hurt to happen.)
Moderator, can you suggest anything to the people hurting to help them get through their feelings and go forward?
Not speaking for Rick Ross but I'll answer this:
Time, education, experience away from and outside the cult.
Talking to other victims.
Accepting that one can be fooled, tricked, and taken advantage of.
Speaking freely and openly.
Sometimes formal therapy with knowledgeable therapists.
Channeling negative energy into something creative or productive.
Working to help other victims.